Crystal Stairs
  • 13-Feb-2017 to 03-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Headstart
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Head Start Early Childhood Education Coordinator

Location: South Los Angeles and Compton areas

The following job summary is for descriptive purposes only. Actual job descriptions and job title is subject to change

What We're Looking For:

We are seeking an Early Childhood Education Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the agency's early childhood and education systems that ensure the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and Head Start Approach to School Readiness. The Early Childhood Education Coordinator guides curriculum and training. Supervises Site Supervisors and provides leadership regarding compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Child Assessment Systems, School Readiness Goals Data collections, CLASS implementation plan, ECERS implementation plan, individualization process, transition plan to kindergarten and curriculum documentation. The most qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the program policies and procedures related to curriculum.
  2. Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the program policies and procedures related to the Desired Result Developmental Profile - Child Assessment Systems. Ensures that all sites have met assessment timelines, data is inputted accurately, conducts file reviews, assist Site Supervisors in interpreting data, and developing action plan.
  3. Responsible for the collection of data that support the program School Readiness Goals.
  4. Responsible for the implementation of the CLASS and ECERS policies and procedures. Including annual class schedule, tracking of CLASS and ECERS results, and development of CLASS and ECERS center action plan.
  5. Assists in the implementation of seamless, integrated services for children and families by adhering to program specific work plans, policies and procedures.
  6. Responsible for the ongoing training of all teaching staff, orientation of new staff, and technical assistance. Ensures all staff meets program educational requirements and has attained 15 hours of training a year. Works with Site Supervisor to coordinate Personal Improvement Plans for teaching staff.
  7. Uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to ensure the compliance of all Head Start requirements at the center level. Acts as a liaison between comprehensive services and center staff.
  8. Works with Site Manager to investigate all child and staff incidents, completing all forms and notifying appropriate authorities and experts.
  9. Provide leadership, professional development, and coaching to all teaching staff.
  10. Submits monthly status reports regarding systems, complete quarterly reports regarding child assessment and submit monitoring records to ECE Manager
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree with a major in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field. Masters preferred. Must have Child Development Program Director Permit. CLASS certification preferred. Successfully completes and maintains Basic First Aid and CPR certification.
  • A minimum of two (2) years administrative experience in a child development program is required. Must have strong supervisory, leadership and communication skills; experience in conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of Head Start Child Outcomes and School Readiness Framework.
  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing Regulations and CDE Child Care Requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience in the implementation of the ECERS and CLASS.
  • Knowledge of Desired Results Developmental Profile Revised
  • Knowledge of general business practices such as supervisory practices, administrative basics, general financials, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of effective adult learning styles and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and internet.
  • Ability to know and implement Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Regulations and agency policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop, foster, and maintain effective, professional working relationships with staff, children, families, and community partners
  • Ability to maintain and recognize situations that strict confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others; bilingual skills are helpful
  • Ability to speak before large groups
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to effectively interact with a wide range of people
  • Ability to be an enthusiastic team leader, able to train and support others

Special Requirements:

    • Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance.
    • Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.
    • Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.
    • Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.
    • This position is identified as a mandated reporter.


Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status. 

All Head Start positions are implemented in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards in each service area.


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